Celebrate Women’s Month with Designer Jewellery
Like a diamond, women are strong and beautiful: Their radiant confidence shines brightly from within. As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August, and the formidable 20,000 women who marched in protest in 1956, we celebrate the independence and confidence of the modern women. Gone are the days where women wait on men to buy them jewellery. Today, women pursue their dreams fearlessly, stand up for equality and boldly create the life they want. Here at Shimansky we are marking the occasion by inviting you to applaud the independent, strong and confident woman in you with a beautiful Shimansky creation that reflects your unique style and personality.
Why Do We Celebrate National Women’s Day in South Africa?
The Government of South Africa declared August Women's Month and 9 August is a public holiday celebrated annually as Women's Day. National Women's Day is a tribute to the more than 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. The march, undertook by women of all races, was staged in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the "pass laws" that served to maintain population segregation. The protesting women left 14,000 petitions at the office doors of Prime Minister J.G. Strijdom, stood silently for 30 minutes and then started singing a protest song that was composed in honour of the occasion. The song, titled “Wathint'Abafazi Wathint'imbokodo!” means “Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock.” This significant commemoration marks the birth of women’s rights in South Africa and serves as testament of the power that lies within each woman. To celebrate the month, we invite you to gift yourself with a beautiful creation from Shimansky.
Express Yourself With Colour
Madonna said it best when she sang, “Express yourself!”. Jewellery truly has a wonderful way of showing who you are as a woman. Shimansky’s iconic designs are available in a range of different precious stones in attractive colours to let you shine: From the golden, radiant shimmer of the Fancy Yellow diamond to the spellbinding blue hue of tanzanite, the colour of royalty. With such a wide range of colours and designs to choose from, you have the freedom to express your individuality in style.
The Shimansky Round Tanzanite Earrings with micro set diamonds are the perfect choice to create a dramatic, sensual look. Once cut and polished, tanzanite ranges from electric violets to vibrant blues, deep royals and rich indigos. This enigmatic gem is extremely valuable and coveted, both for its beauty, as well as its rarity. A thousand times more rare than diamonds, tanzanite can only be found in one place on earth – a 4km strip of land near Mount Kilimanjaro. Feast your eyes on the Shimansky Ayanda – The Queen of Tanzanite collection and select a creation that speaks to your heart.
The woman who leans towards warmer colours may consider the Fancy Yellow diamond. Like a ray of golden sunshine, the Shimansky Natural Fancy Yellow Diamond collection celebrates the unique qualities of this natural phenomenon in a range of jewellery creations that defines beauty and elegance. Shimansky Fancy Yellow diamond jewellery is available in various diamond cuts and designs that maximise the stone’s brilliance. Whether your heart desires a statement piece such as the Tube Set Cushion Pendant with pavé diamonds or the sensational Star Burst Fancy Yellow Diamond Earrings, there is a piece in our collection that will steal your heart.
Perhaps you are captivated by the allure of the pink sapphire. Consider the Shimansky Untamed Panther ring. Set with 317 micro-pavé round brilliant pink sapphires and 2 marquise shape white diamonds, this extraordinary creation is created to be admired.
Invest in a Timeless Classic
Shimansky jewellery is crafted to be treasured, now and for generations to come as precious heirlooms. Within the vast range of jewellery options available to women today, there are a few key pieces that stand out. These are considered to be essential jewellery pieces every woman should own. When treating yourself to a designer jewellery item during Women’s Month, why not opt for a classic piece with timeless allure that you will be able to wear time and time again? The Shimansky Tube Set Solitaire Earrings set with round brilliant cut diamonds are a perfect choice. Diamond stud earrings are perhaps the most versatile of all jewellery items. Stud earrings can be used as backdrop for any look and add a polished feel to any outfit. Whether you are wearing them with a white shirt and jeans or pairing them with a sensual black dress, diamond studs will always create an elegant look.
Another timeless classic is the diamond tennis bracelet. This popular piece has been one of the most highly sought-after jewellery pieces for over a century. Nearly every celebrity in recent memory has been seen wearing one, from Liz Taylor to Kate Middleton. If you had to select one bracelet for your jewellery collection, an iconic diamond tennis bracelet, such as the Shimansky Tennis Bracelet with round brilliant diamonds, is an elegant choice. If you need guidance in selecting a tennis bracelet design from the wide range of options available, you might find Shimansky’s Tennis Bracelet Buying Guide helpful.
Oh My Girl!
A rough diamond is a stone that is still to realise its full potential. From the ground to the jeweller’s table, to a dazzling piece of jewellery, a diamond experiences a remarkable transformation. It is during the intensive cutting process that the diamond’s inner beauty is revealed. Shimansky is renowned for several signature diamond cuts, such as the My Girl cut. The Shimansky My Girl diamond is the world’s first square cut diamond with a diamond-shaped table. As much as half the rough stone is sacrificed to create the spellbinding My Girl cut – it’s truly one-of-a-kind.
The Shimansky My Girl Diamond collection features a range of awe-inspiring creations that are designed to dazzle. The Classic My Girl Solitaire Ring is set with a breath-taking 1.53ct My Girl patented diamond in a timeless four-claw solitaire platinum setting with a raised, tapered shank. Shimmering with every turn, this spectacular diamond ring is created to be noticed.
Add a glamorous touch to your evening look with a pair of Graduating Drop Earrings , expertly crafted with three claw set My Girl diamonds each. They match the Graduating Drop Pendant , claw set with five My Girl diamonds, perfectly.
Get Ring Bling
From statement dress rings and iconic, signature diamond rings, to elegant eternity bands, the Shimansky ring collection is a visual masterpiece crafted to make an impression. Shimansky’s collection of diamond and tanzanite rings is made up of a variety of pieces to suit any personality, occasion and mood. Whether you are in search of a bold piece with a stylish twist such as a Tip Of Africa ring from the My Africa collection , or an iconic Millennium Tanzanite Ring , available in rose gold, yellow gold and white gold, you are guaranteed to find a piece that you will adore. The Double Row Full Eternity Band , crafted in 18K white gold, is also a superb choice. Radiating a brilliance second to none, this unique designer full eternity ring will add a dazzle to your look, regardless the occasion.
Find a Piece that Speaks to Your Heart at Shimansky
Marilyn Monroe encapsulated the allure of the spectacular stone we all adore with her famous song, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend”. This Women’s Month, we invite you to celebrate the sensual, independent and confident woman in you with a dazzling designer creation from Shimansky. Visit one of our showrooms to view our collection of fine signature jewellery, each crafted to be just as unique and spectacular as you are.